Thirty pieces of silver was the price for which Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus , according to an account in the Gospel of Matthew 26:15 in the New Testament.
Other parts of the New Testament (such as Matthew 20) use the ‘ silver piece’ as the typical (pre-tax!) wage for a day’s labour. So 30 pieces are about 5 weeks money (based on a 6 day working week.) In terms of purchasing power, each silver piece was probably worth about $20.
Judas was paid 30 pieces of silver to betray Jesus . The chief priests took the pieces of silver and said, “It is not lawful to put them into the temple treasury, since it is the price of blood.” And they conferred together and with the money bought the Potter’s Field as a burial place for strangers.
The phrase comes, of course, from the Bible, because it was for 30 pieces of silver that Judas Iscariot betrayed Christ.
The word shekel means simply “weight.” In New Testament times , a shekel was a silver coin weighing, well, one shekel (about . 4 ounces or 11 grams). Three thousand shekels equaled one talent, the heaviest and largest unit of measurement for weight and value in Scripture.
How much was Joseph sold for in today’s money ? Genesis 37:12-36 New International Version (NIV): “So when the merchants came by, his brothers pulled Joseph up out of the cistern and sold him for twenty shekels of silver to the Ishmaelites, who took him to Egypt.” Note: A shekel is 14 grams of silver.
Silver is a general symbol of Truth but perhaps more specifically, that TRUTH which centers and deals with the RANSOM — the redemption accomplished in Christ Jesus (Tabernacle Shadows, page 114). As these hooks were small in size they represent the small amount of Truth necessary to justify one.
The translation suggests that Jesus asked Judas to betray him so that his execution could take place. According to the translation, Jesus told Judas “Step away from the others [the other disciples] and I shall tell you the mysteries of the kingdom. It is possible for you to reach it, but you will grieve a great deal.
1a : any of various ancient units of weight especially : a Hebrew unit equal to about 252 grains troy. b : a unit of value based on a shekel weight of gold or silver. 2 : a coin weighing one shekel . 3 shekels plural, informal : money …
Silver is originally a vampire weakness because when judas betrayed Jesus over to the sanhedrin (the government in Jerusalem, Israel) his reward was 30 pieces of silver so that mark of betrayal is a curse to the undead and unholy just like crosses or holy water.
Saint Matthias, (flourished 1st century ad, Judaea; d. traditionally Colchis, Armenia; Western feast day February 24, Eastern feast day August 9), the disciple who, according to the biblical Acts of the Apostles 1:21–26, was chosen to replace Judas Iscariot after Judas betrayed Jesus.
How much was 20 pieces of silver worth in Bible times ? So 30 pieces are about 5 weeks money (based on a 6 day working week.) In terms of purchasing power, each silver piece was probably worth about $20.
For fifty shekels you get today 15 dollars 19 cents. If there is going to be any change in the exchange rate of ₪ to $, recalculation of the amount will be done automatically when the page is refreshed.
The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon , who is called Peter , and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee , and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus ; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot , who betrayed him.
Rather than denounce Judas as Jesus’s betrayer, the author of the Gospel of Judas glorified him as Jesus’s most favored disciple. In this version of events, Jesus asked Judas to betray him to the authorities, so that he could be freed from his physical body and fulfill his destiny of saving humanity.